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Monday, March 14, 2011

Can't stay in it: Can't sleep without it

Oh Swaddle me, how I love you so. This piece of beautifully crafted, artfully stitched piece of material is a lifesaver! In fact, I think they should make them for gown ups. There are many days when I feel out of control and I'm throwing a tantrum just because I've over tired and would love someone to come in, wrap me up in this cozy thing, lay me down in a dark quiet room and let me sleep alone for a few hours. Ahh, doesn't that sound heavenly?

Well anyway my bright, strong, advanced, gifted (he he) 4 month old has completely figured out a way to get out of it. And what kills me about it, is that the arm he gets free is the first one tucked in which is the one that is doubly swaddled. Go figure. It is quit hilarious when it takes me three or four tries to finally get him in. I will get his first arm down, tuck the swaddle down under his body, reach for the other side of the swaddle to wrap around and when I look over, his first arm is completely out waving at me almost as if he is taunting me. Oh boys.

I know one might say that I'm just not wrapping him tight enough but believe me, I am. Plus I wouldn't dare wrap him any tighter because of my horrible fear of SIDS. Hence my last post topic where I can't get him out of my room at nights. Side note: the video monitor has been ordered and baby *should* be in his crib at nights per day of video arrival.

I have tried letting him take naps un-swaddled and he's still not ready. His startle reflex is still so strong that he wakes himself up every five minutes. No joke. With the swaddle he's napping 3 times a day. Two naps are for about an hour, and the middle nap is always for a good two hours sometimes even longer. You see what I mean when I say this swaddle me is a lifesaver.

PCOS update: 4 months in and still no AF. Going for an Ob appointment on Wednesday. I will debrief you all at that point. Time to go play swaddle the arm.



FirstTimeMom said...

Ugh! Alex turns 3 months on Thursday and still can't get out of his swaddle but now reading this I'm scared by 4 months he will have figured out a way like your little guy. :( I hope his falling reflex settles down soon so he starts sleeping better w/o the swaddleme. I dread the day mine starts figuring out a way out of his.

Mommy-In-Waiting said...

That is too funny!

Ashley said...

Swaddles are a lifesaver...but they are difficult to get ninja babies into! My son always manages to get his way out by the time he's up for his first feeding. Good luck as you move him to the crib, I'm still afraid to move my son into his crib...I like have him close by!

Auntie Sissy said...

Aren't you still breastfeeding? Can't ovulation and periods be absent due to that? I am 9 weeks post partum and no period. I am pumping, and pumping some more!

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